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AXOLOTL OVERKILL

AXOLOTL OVERKILL
© Constantin Film Verleih/Lina Grün

Mifti is sixteen, looks like she’s twelve, acts like she’s in her mid-thirties, and has lived with her half-siblings in a shared Berlin apartment since the death of her mother. Her father considers terrorism a contemporary career and is more interested in art than people; given this backdrop, going to school makes less sense than living life between parties, drugs, affairs and kitchen-table polemics. She's wild, sad, sensitive and in love. The adults she meets are one thing only by comparison: desperate. Either because the world is about to go under, or because they don't know what to wear and how to dress. So Mifti has to grow up on her own, one way or another.


Helene Hegemann was born in 1992. Also active as a writer and an actress, her films as a director are TORPEDO (2008) and AXOLOTL OVERKILL (2017).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Helene Hegemann
Screenplay Helene Hegemann
Cinematography Manu Dacosse
Cast Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Arly Jover, Mavie Hörbiger, Laura Tonke, Julius Feldmeier, Hans Löw, Christopher Roth, Bernhard Schütz
Producers Hanneke van der Tas, Alain de la Mata
Co-Producers Constanze Guttmann, Friederich Oetker
Production Company Vandertastic, in co-production with Constantin Film Produktion, RBB, Bayerischer Rundfunk
Length 94 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
 German, English
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Sundance 2017 (World Cinema Dramatic Competition), Sydney 2017, Karlovy Vary 2017, Melbourne 2017, Palic 2017, Wroclaw 2017, CPH PIX 2017, Stockholm 2017, Black Nights Tallinn 2017, Les Arcs 2017
Awards World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography Sundance 2017, Palic Tower for Best Direction 2017
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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